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DOVER, Del.---- Dancin Yankee wins his second consecutive $30,000 Preferred/Handicap Pace; and All Stienam, the $27,500 Delaware Special, both driven by Chris Page for trainer Josh Green and part of a four-win output for the trainer and driver, dominated the top races of the Dover Downs week on Thursday, Feb. 6. Page sent Baron Racing's Dancin Yankee three wide on the last turn to blitz home a 1:50.2 winner in the $30,000 feature to overtake front-pacing Texican N and Ross Wolfenden with Rock On Moe, steered by George Dennis, It was the fourth straight for the Yankee Cruiser-Dancewiththebest six-year-old, now undefeated in 2014, and a career winner of 28 races and $629,822. The Page-Green tandem struck again in the $27,500 Del. Special when All Stienam overtook Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) in deep stretch for a 1:50.4 success for J,J&M Stable and Green Racing. People Are Crazy (Vic Kirby) escaped being locked in to rally for third-place honors. The victory was the third in four starts with a second for All Stienam, a Tell All-Odds On Stienam gelding. Corey Callahan, who drove three winners, guided Lindwood Player home in 1:51 in the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open marking the first of two wins for meet-leading trainer Dylan Davis, who co-owns The Panderosa-Direct Player five-year-old with Mike Casalino. Just Bettor (Trace Tetrick) went a valiant front-pacing trip to finish second by a head. Handsome Henry K (Frank Milby) was the show finisher. There were three $15,000 paces: Baron Racing's first of two winners was Summer Camp, trained by Green with Page driving, a 1:52.3 winner of a $15,500 Male Winners-Over pace; Crissman Inc.'s Fancy Colt and Tony Morgan in 1:53.1 to win the first of two $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male paces with Bobby Glassmeyer's Bettor's Arena with Jonathan Roberts turning in an impressive 1:52.4 win in the other. In addition to Page and Green, Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce, all had four wins; owners Howard Taylor and Baron Racing had doubles. The big four-win driving show by Chris Page was his final assignment at Dover Downs. He now heads back to his native Ohio to race at the new Miami Valley meet. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

When the Denver Broncos race out onto the field on Super Bowl Sunday, first out and leading is their great white Arabian stallion named Thunder.UPDATED: It has now been correctly reported that Thunder is staying at Jackie Hundertpfund's Golden Gait Farm in Millstone, NJ. ---------------------------- A bitter cold wave continued to sweep the country, with low temperatures during mid-week, but fast miles continue at the track. Corey Callahan and Ron Piece had big win weeks, each driver winning four races two times each. -------------------------- Corey Callahan, Judy Davis-Wilson and Janet Davis will be honored on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs during the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Night of Champions. The prestigious "Dan Patch Awards," are the highlight of the gala annual awards-dinner. Driver Corey Callahan is recipient of "Rising Star" award. Judy Davis-Wilson will receive The USHWAn award for her contribution to the sport, and Janet Davis, who has done so much to make Christmas a happy time for hundreds of Delaware youngsters who would be forgotten at the holiday. She will be honored by Harness Horse Youth Foundation with its annual award. The event features the top horse and human awards for the 2013 season. A highlight of the event will be the naming of the 2013 Horse of the Year. Trotter Bee A Magician, pacer Captaintreacherous and filly I Luv The Nitelife are the leading contenders. All award-winning divisional champion horses and individual standouts of the recent season will be honored. Tickets are $125 per person. Call Judy Davis-Wilson at 302-359-3630 or e-mail; zoe8874@aol.com or Scott Warren at 302-222-1222 or voiceofrcr@aol.com. You can visit the USHWA website: www.ushwa.org . ----------------------------------- Sambad was claimed for the fourth consecutive start on Monday (1/24). In the race, the pacer finally broke a string of four consecutive second-place finish scoring a 1:54.4 victory in a Delaware $10,000 Male Claiming pace. ------------------------------------------- On Wednesday, former Dover Downs champion Tim Tetrick celebrated getting an OK from his doctor to return to driving, after a December hip replacement. He was a spectator on Tuesday and Wednesday to watch two horses he has an ownership interest in race. One of them, Line Item, a trotter he owns with trainer Jim King, make the winner's circle in an $11,500 4&5-Year-Old trot with a 1:56 victory. ----------------------------------------------------------- Again in 2014, Corey Callahan is off to a fast start winning races in bunches. As early last year, Callahan leads the sport in winning drives, Callahan completed the 2013 season in fourth-place among the thousands of drivers who participated. Callahan is currently the early leader among drivers in the sport. With four wins on Wednesday and Thursday (1/29 and 1/30) Callahan leads the Dover Downs 2013-14 standings seeking a fifth consecutive meet title. He has 141 wins this meet and an overwhelming meet-lead. Allan Davis is runner-up with 69 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 70 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 59. Tony Morgan completes the top five with 53 wins. Allan Davis is converging on becoming a 1,000-race winner. Davis now has 9995 wins. ------------------------------------ There is an on-going battle for first-place in the leading trainer standings. With three wins Thursday, Dylan Davis has moved into undisputed possession of first place with 39 wins. Wayne Givens is second with 37 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 34 wins. Joe Hundertpfund is fourth, 28 wins and Les Givens with 25 is fifth in the standings. By Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- After consecutive fast wins, 8-1 Dancin Yankee moved into the $30,000 Preferred to another win; Full Of Sand won a photo in the $28,500 Delaware Special and Ice Scraper took the $18,000 Open to highlight a strong Thursday, Jan. 30 card at Dover Downs. Overlooked in the betting despite two straight impressive victories, Dancin Yankee, driven by Chris Page, blew past the leaders in the stretch to record a 1:51.1 triumph in the $30,000 Preferred, the top purse race of the week. The six-year-old son of The six-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser-Dancewiththebest gave trainer Josh Green his second win on the program. Owned by Bob Briley, Rich Lombardo and Baron Racing, it was his 27th lifetime win and brought his career earnings to $614,822.Second-place Texican N led in the stretch for Ross Wolfenden with Special Forces, third, reined by Corey Callahan. Nova Artist (Allan Davis) led early and tired in the stretch. Callahan and Full Of Sand enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip following All Stienam (Chris Page) until mid-stretch before rolling up to score a 1:51.2 decision in the $28,500 Del. Special. Trish Foulk conditions the Full Of Fun-Soft Towel gelding for Brit Evans and Foulk Stables. A 40-1 shot, People Are Crazy (Vic Kirby) came on for third. Ice Scraper, a recent arrival from top-class events at Balmoral Park, notched an impressive 1:51.1 win in the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open. Owned by Jim Behrendt and trained by Phyllis Copeland of the Roger Plante Stable, the winner is an altered son of Yankee Skyscraper-Chill Breezes. Mr. Dennis (Ron Pierce) finished second in front of Don't Ya Know (Vic Kirby). Summer Camp came from off the pace to score a 1:51 victory in a $15,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Baron Racing and VIP Internet Stable own the Rocknroll Hanover-Roman Art veteran gelding. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Josh Green. GD Airliner (Callahan) was next with Its That Time (Eddie Davis Jr.) third. Trainer Peter Tritton has unveiled another Down Under import to reckon with. Ross Wolfenden steered Harry von Knoblauch's Ohoka Texas N, a Christian Cullen-Millwood Touche gelding, to his second win in a row with a stunning 1:51.3 success. Panfully Cool (Ron Pierce) and Wahine (Jim Morand) were second and third respectively. Meet leader Callahan led all drivers with four wins. Ross Wolfenden and trainer Dylan Davis had three wins, Chris Page, Ron Pierce and trainer Josh Green and owner Baron Racing had two wins each. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs    

Tickets are now available for the prestigious "Dan Patch Awards," which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. The event features the top horse and human awards for the 2013 season .This year's U.S. Harness Writers Association awards-dinner is the third time in less than two decades in Dover. Highlight of the evening will be the naming of the 2013 Horse of the Year. Two of Delaware's own will be among the award winners, Dover Downs leading driver for the past four seasons, and the current leading win-driver in the sport, Corey Callahan, is winner of the "Rising Star" award. In addition, former USHWA president and current treasurer, Judy Davis-Wilson, is honored as the USHWAn of the Year. For ticket information and a complete roster of honorees, visit the website: www.ushwa.org . --------------------------------- At Dover Downs and the sport as well, again this season, Corey Callahan is off to another fast start winning races in 2014. Callahan led the sport for the first half of 2013, and finished fourth in the sport last year. Callahan is currently the early leader from all drivers in the sport. With six wins on Thursday (1/23) Callahan leads the Dover Downs 2013-14 standings seeking a fifth consecutive meet title, with an overwhelming meet-leading total of 130 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 68 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 61 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 53. Tony Morgan completes the top five with 51 wins. ------------------------------------ There is a dead-heat at the top of the leading trainer standings. Wayne Givens and Dylan Davis both have 34 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 31. Joe Hundertpfund has 24 wins while Les Givens has 23 wins for fourth and fifth places respectively. ---------------------------------- The leading percentage-winning drivers list is headed by Matt Kakaley with a .383 average. Jason Lynch is second at .360. Ron Pierce, third, at .330, Corey Callahan is fourth, .329 and Ben Stafford Jr., fifth, with a .265 UDRS (Universal Drivers Rating Statistic). ------------------------------------------------- Among trainers, Josh Green is leader with a .630 average, Trish Foulk is runner-up at .465, Don Brittingham ranks third at .440, Eric Ell is fourth with a .415 average and Joe Hundertpfund's .413 is fifth, after 53 days of racing. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- K&R Racing and George Teague's Here Is The Future won last Tuesday's feature from post 9 in the second tier. Again this week Montrell Teague will try to duplicate from the second tier in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace, the Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Bill Emmons' The Dragon finished second with Allan Davis driving last time while Tina Clark's Little Man Joe and Corey Callahan is fresh from consecutive third-place finishes. Eric Ells' Eastwood Blue Chip handled by Frank Milby drew the rail with Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis's Remember Will and Track Tetrick is alongside. The rest of the lineup includes Frieda Ivory and Ken Mitchell's The Onlyest One, piloted by George Dennis; Dot Morgan's Singing Saint reined by Tony Morgan and Lauren Allen's Motley Fool steered by Vic Kirby. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Major awards time for the recently completed 2013 season continues. The Delaware Standardbred Owners (DSOA) led off the local awards program (Friday Jan. 10) with Allan Davis winner of its prestigious James Case "Horizon" award for his upward accent in wins and money won by horses he had driven during the season. Coming up on Feb. 9, Canada hands out its top seasonal awards at The O'Brien Awards, 'Black Tie," awards-dinner. --------------------------------- The prestigious "Dan Patch Awards," featuring the top horse and human awards for the just completed 2013 season will be presented at the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association awards-dinner. This year, for the third time in less than two decades, the event is being held at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 23. The gala night headlines the naming of the 2013 Horse of the Year, Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, and all award-winning divisional champion horses and individual standouts of the recent season. A pair of locals are among the award winners, Dover Downs leading driver for the past four seasons, Corey Callahan, winner of the "Rising Star" award and for USHWA president and current treasurer, Judy Davis-Wilson, is the USHWAn of the Year winner. For ticket information and the roster of honorees, visit the www.ushwa.org website. ----------------------------------- At age 72, driver Walter Layfield Jr. is on a renaissance. For more than five decades, Layfield has driven horses. He has been virtually inactive for several years, but recently, he has hooked up with trainer Richard Lewis and its been a successful combination. Layfield has driven more than a dozen Lewis trained horses and has posted four winners, several in sparkling wire-to-wire performances. ------------------------------------ While Layfield has shown what a 'senior citizen' can do at 72, Youthful Tyler Davis is winning races at age 21. His dad is Allan Davis, second in the current driver standings, and his grandfather is Eddie Davis, the all-time leading race winning driver in the Middle Atlantic region. The third generation driver, Davis, won his third race of the season last Wednesday (1/8) piloting a 32-1 longshot Color Me Royal in a $9,000 trot, --------------------------------------- Again this season, Corey Callahan is off to another big start winning races in 2014. Callahan finished fourth in the sport last year is currently the leader of all drivers in the sport.. Callahan who led the Dover Downs 2013-14 standings for the fourth consecutive meet, currently has a meet-leading total to 118 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 62 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 59 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 53 and Tony Morgan completes the top five with 46 winners. ------------------------------------ There is a dead-heat at the top of the leading trainer standings. Wayne Givens and Dylan Davis both have haltered 31 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 26 while Joe Hundertpfund and Les Givens have 22 winners each to tie for fourth place. ---------------------------------- On the national scene, Dave Palone, was named winner of the HTA Driver of the Year award. It's the seventh time Palone has won or shared the honor based on wins, money won and UDR (similar to a battling average) percentage, On the point tabulation, Palone had a rating of 85.5, Yannick Gingras is runner-up at 83.5; Tim Tetrick is third - 83.5. Brian Sears, fourth, - 80.5 and George Napolitano, fifth - 64 points. Other local favorites include Corey Callahan, seventh - 42, Ron Pierce 10th-38.5 and Chris Page #25 in the standings with 14 points. ----------------------------------- by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- For the second straight week, Nova Artist recreated a 1:50.4 victory to win the $30,000 Preferred pace while Jeremy's Successor step up for a second consecutive victory taking the $27,500 Delaware Special, the top two races on a powerful Thursday, Jan. 16 program. Allan Davis put Nova Artist into high gear in the stretch and the Real Artist-Avon Lady overwhelmed five foes for a 1:50.2 triumph in the week's top pace. The Delaware Valley's all-time leading driver, Eddie Davis, now retired from driving for the most part, trains and owns Nova Artist with his wife Kathy. The win was the 32nd in his career for the 7-year-old who now has banked $798,167 lifetime. Ultra consistent Adventure Bound closed with Ron Pierce to finish second. Texican N and Ross Wolfenden closed with a rush for third. The win was the fifth top-class event won by Nova Artist, a former Dover Downs Horse of the Meet. Jeremy's Successor made good use of starting from post 1, as Trace Tetrick was content to sit behind front-pacing Sunshine Superman (Toby Lynch) and race -favorite Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) battling head-to-head for much of the race. Tetrick then pulled out in the stretch to overtake the leaders en route to a 1:51.4 victory in the $27,500 Del. Special. It was the 10-year-old Mach Three-Gentle Audrey gelding's third win in his last four outings. Jeremy's Successor is trained by Crissy Bier for Heavenly Ways stable. Sunshine Superman put in a gritty showing to finish second in front of fast finishing Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden), third. GD Airliner, a recent addition for owner Howard Taylor, moved strongly after the half to challenge leader Summer Camp (Chris Page) and go on for a 1:51.2 score in the $20,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan was in the bike behind the Dylan Davis-conditioned Panspaciflight-MacKenzie Beth gelding. Believe This Bob (Montrell Teague) closed to take second in front of Summer Camp. Baron Racing and VIP Internet stable's All Stienam also won for the second-straight time scoring a 1:51.4 win in a $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open pace to give trainer his second win of the day. Chris Page drove the Tell Me-Odds On Stienam gelding to his third victory in his last five starts. Lindwood Player (Corey Callahan) and Just Bettor (Trace Tetrick) were second and third respectively. Bobby Glassmeyer's Partner won a $15,000 Male 4&5-Year Old Winners-Over pace in 1:54.3 with Jonathan Roberts handling the controls. CC Heet Seeker closed out the card with a 1:51.3 decision for trainer-driver Daryl Bier who owns the Nuclear Breeze Sunrise Ridge gelding with Charley Dombeck, Rich Pollucci and Mc Trade Entertainment. Corey Callahan drove Gary Ewing's ad Man Sam to a 1:52.1 victory in a $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap. Callahan had a four-bagger for the second consecutive night. Allan Davis collected three winners while Trace Tetrick won two. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

It is major awards time for the recently completed 2013 harness racing season. The Delaware Standardbred Owners (DSOA) led off the local awards programs on Friday, Jan. 10. On Feb. 9, the top seasonal awards will be handed out in Canada. The 'Black Tie," O'Brien Awards banquet will honor the top horses, drivers and trainers racing "North of the Border." --------------------------------- Harness Racing's top 2013 winners will be honored at the prestigious "Dan Patch Awards" at the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association awards-dinner. This year, the event is being held at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Horse of the Year, Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, along with all divisional champion horses and individual standouts of the recent season will receive awards. Dover Downs leading driver for the past four seasons, Corey Callahan is winner of the "Rising Star" award, Judy Davis-Wilson is the USHWAn of the Year winner. For ticket information and the roster of honorees, visit the www.ushwa.org website. ----------------------------------- At age 72, driver Walter Layfield Jr. is on a renaissance. For more than five decades, Layfield has driven horses. He has been virtually inactive for several years, but recently, he has hooked up with trainer Richard Lewis and its been a successful combination. Layfield has driven more than a dozen Lewis trained horses and has posted four winners, several in sparkling wire-to-wire performances. ------------------------------------ While Layfield has shown what a 'senior citizen' can do at 72, Youthful Tyler Davis is winning races at age 21. His dad is Allan Davis, second in the current driver standings, and his grandfather is Eddie Davis, the all-time leading race winning driver in the Middle Atlantic region. The third generation driver, Davis, won his third race of the season last Wednesday (1/8) piloting a 32-1 longshot Color Me Royal in a $9,000 trot, --------------------------------------- Just as last season, Corey Callahan is off to another big start for the 2014 season. Callahan, who led the 2013-14 standings for the fourth consecutive meet, currently has a meet-leading total to 104 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 60 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 52 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 51 and Tony Morgan completes the top five with 42 wins. ------------------------------------ Wayne Givens holds the top spot in the trainer standings with 29 wins. Dylan Davis is now second with 27 wins. Trish Foulk is third with 23. Joe Hundertpfund takes fourth with 22 wins. Les Givens has 20 winners, good for fifth place in the standings. ----------------------------------- Marv Bachrad  

Dover, Del--- Fresh from a front-pacing victory last week, San Fran Lady N stepped up to the $20,000 Mares Open and came from behind to score a 1:53.3 win on a chilly Monday, Jan. 6 at Dover Downs. Reined by Tony Morgan, the fourth leading driver in North America, this time San Fran Lady closed with a rush for a nose victory for owner-trainer Peter Tritton. Now a 20-race winner in her career, first in New Zealand and twice since coming to the U.S., the eight-year-old is by American breds, Live Or Die and Emcil, a Miles McCool mare. Destined shortly for the Meadowlands sales ring, Yagonnakissmeornot, driven by Montrell Teague, put in a game effort, to finish second. Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce took show money. McArma, owned, trained and driven by Ross Wolfenden, made it three wins in-a-row taking the $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace in 1:55. Bonita Rocks (Allan Davis) was second in front of fast-finishing Non Pareil (Montrell Teague). Wolfenden completed the card with three winnners. Trace Tetrick, Corey Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis had two wins apiece. Tuesday $20,000 co-features C’mon Buzz Off in one division and Shiftin To Cruz and Terror On My Side, in the other, seek to continue wins, in the split divisions of the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace, on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Toby, and trainer-driver Jason Lynch’s C’mon Buzz Off, won for the third straight time last week, heads the first division meeting G.A. Wilfong, R.S. Van Horn and Legacy Racing’s Cactus Bill, driven by Allan Davis, who has finished second and third three times each in his last six races. Donna Messick and Nanticoke Racing’s Ilikethemtrashy, handled by Jim Morand, leaves from the rail with Eric Ell’s Eastwood Blue Chip, with Frank Milby, alongside. Joe Morris’ Tom And Stan, a recent arrival from Scarborough, will be driven by meet leading driver Corey Callahan. The other starters are Bill Emmons’ The Dragon and Vic Kirby, Hotspeed, with Chris Page driving for Anthony Capone and the Roberto brothers. Angela Coombs’ Bossa Nova Baby, piloted by George Dennis, from post 8. In the other $20,000 claimer for young pacers, Freddy Darby’s Terror On My Side (Jonathan Roberts) closed strongly for a victory last start but must overcome post 8 this time meanwhile Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Shiftin To Cruz (Allan Davis), also a winner last time out from the rail, drew post 1 again.  Bill Emmons’ Bags Of Money (Vic Kirby) just missed last start finishing second beaten a neck. Strong opposition is expected from Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing’s Sir Globalop Z Tam (Eddie Davis Jr.), Troy and Todd Tribbett’s Alittleaintenough (Ross Wolfenden); George Teague and K&R Racing’s Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague), Tina Clark’s Little Man Joe (Corey Callahan) and  Angela Coombs’ Jamaican Cowboy( George Dennis). by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

Texican N beat the snowfall and the clock setting a lifetime record of 1:50.3 to win the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap feature on Thursday. It is the fastest time of the early 2014 season in the sport. --------------------------------------- Mike Rossi, a one-time leading driver at Dover Downs, has returned from retirement, and is winning races, at longshot prices. On New Year's Day, Rossi won two races, one at 53-1 and the other at 27-1. ----------------------------------- This is the time of the year for major awards-dinners. One of the first is the The annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association ( DSOA) Awards-Dinner. Each year, the night is the biggest social event of the year for Delaware men and women horsemen. This year, it will be held at Modern Maturity, on Route 8, in Dover on Friday, Jan. 10. Heather Vitale is MC of the event which honors horsemen and horse of the 2013 season. Tickets are now available. Contact Sal DiMario, DSOA executive director. --------------------------------------- O'Brien Awards, a black tie event, will honor Canada's top horses, drivers and trainers on Feb.9. In the states, the top winners in the sport will be honored at the prestigious Dan Patch Awards at the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association event this year at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Horse of the Year, Pacer of the Year,Trotter of the Year, all divisional champion horses and individual standouts of the 2013 season will receive their awards. Two localites, driver Corey Callahan will win the Rising Star Award, while Ms. Wilson is the President's Award winner. For ticket information on tickets and the roster of honorees, visit the www.ushwa.org website. ----------------------------------- Corey Callahan is off to another big start for the 2014 portion of the season. Callahan led the 2013-14 standings with a meet-leading total to 94 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 51. Vic Kirby has moved into third place with 44 wins. Ross Wolfenden is fourth in the standings with 42 wins. Tony Morgan completes the top five with 35 wins. ------------------------------------ Wayne Givens holds the top spot in the trainer standings with 28 wins. Dylan Davis is now second with 22 wins. Trish Foulk is third with 20. Les Givens has 18 and Joe Hundertpfund with 17 winners is fifth in the trainer standings. ----------------------------------- Tim Tetrick is currently recovering from his second hip operation in December. After Tetrick's biggest win season at Dover Downs in 2007 when he finished the season with 1,189 winning drives, Tetrick, who suffered with degeneration of his hips since his youth, had his right hip replace in mid December and remarkably, was back racing a month later, His brother, Tim Tetrick, who is quickly winning fans at Dover Downs, says Tim is aiming for early February, after the Super Bowl, for his return to the track. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- The New Year kicks in with a $20,000 Open Handicap trot, the feature race on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Baximum, Awsome Valley and Enrico AS are handicapped with the outside three post positions. Daryl Bier drives fast-closing Baximum, for Tina Clark and Joe Clark. Hard-hitting Awsome Valley owned by Barbara Boese will be driven by Tony Morgan, while Eric Ell's Enrico AS is burdened by starting from outside post 8 with Allan Davis at the controls. Can Do is a major contenders moving into post 2 for Chris Giacco and trainer-driver Vic Kirby. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Dalglish will be driven by Tony Morgan while Ross Wolfenden will be behind Royal Malinda, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta and Walt Callam's Spunky Jack, piloted by Roger Plante has been a factor in most starts this meet. Mandabra and Corey Callahan makes his first appearance this meet leaving from post 1. A $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot is sub feature. Mike Mammes' razor-Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague), a recent 1:55.2 winner; trainer-driver Toby Lynch and son Jason's Jailhouse Juice, Carol and trainer Jim Atkinson's Ideal Revenue (Mike Rossi) head a field of eight in the secondary feature. Have a Happy New Year! by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

The traditional Delaware Horsemen's Christmas Break is now on, from Dec. 20 and continues the holiday week through Dec. 28. Live racing will return on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Dover Downs will also be dark on Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve. There will be racing on Jan. 1, New Year's Day. ------------------------------------------ On Thursday ( Dec. 19), horsemen and friends congregated in the Dover Downs' Winner's Circle to show the success of the "Fourth Annual Horsemen's Christmas Drive Fund." Led by Dover Downs trainer Janet Davis, who founded and has led the humanitarian effort which has grown to cover 130 families in need and 680 children in a three-county drive to provide a Merry Christmas this year. Again, in the holiday spirit, Dover Downs horsemen, alone, have contributed to 60 needy families and 250 youngsters in 'Operation Christmas Wish' Already, $1,000.00 was contributed to the Food Bank of Delaware. Donations are still accepted, and are Tax Deductible. Make checks out to 'Horsemen's Welfare Trust Fund,' and present at the DSOA Paddock Office or DSOA Office, 830 Walker Square, Dover DE 19904 or contact Janet Davis at 302-632-7915. -------------------------------------- Corey Callahan has already come up with several 'big win' days with seven and six wins cards. Callahan's current meet-leading total to 82 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 48. Ross Wolfenden and Vic Kirby are tied for third placed with 41 wins, George Dennis completing the top five winning drivers standings with 30 wins. ------------------------------------ Wayne Givens holds the top spot in the trainer standings with 25 wins. Dylan Davis is now second with 19 wins. Eric Ell is third with 17, Joe Hundertpfund and Les Givens are tied for fourth with 16 winners. ----------------------------------- Dec. 31, is closing date to nominate your choice for the 2013 'Groom of the Year' award, sponsored by Harness Tracks of America (HTA) and Hanover Shoe Farms. Each of the last three winners of this award are caretakers at Dover Downs. In 2010, Tom Cugel was named Groom of the Year; Greg Haverstick won the title in 2011 and last year, Florzell 'Georgie Boy' Daniels won the honor. To nominate a groom, send your nomination to: HTA, 12025 E. Dry Gulch Pl., Tucson AZ 85749; or send by fax to 520-529-3235; or by email to delight@harnesstracks.com. Information must contain name, address, telephone number and jacket size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) for the nominated groom, along with name and address of the nominator. --------------------------------------- The annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association ( DSOA) Awards-Dinner, the big night of the year for Delaware men and women horsemen, will be held this year at Modern Maturity, on Route 8, in Dover on Friday, Jan. 10. Heather Vitale is MC of the event which honors horsemen and horse of the 2013 season. Tickets are now available. Contact Sal DiMario, DSOA executive director. --------------------------------------- Tim Tetrick has his second hip operation this week and is currently recovering. Five years ago, Tetrick, who suffered with degeneration of his hips since his youth, had one hip replace after winning the Dover Downs driving title in his biggest race winning season. Remarkably, a month later, Tetrick was back driving and winning races. This time Tim Tetrick says he's aiming for early February, after the Super Bowl, before returning to the track. ------------------- The Ken Wood-West Africa 'magic' is continuing this meet. When horses Wood owns win races, the winning purse money helps support his humanitarian effort of digging wells in West Africa. Wood's horses have again been winning regularly during the first two months of the current Dover Downs season. Now, Wood is about ready for his 32nd trip across the Atlantic to dig more wells. The three-week long round-trip will be his latest on-going personal crusade to provide water, first to Ghana and now, expanded to Tanzania. Wood's acclaimed humanitarian effort, 'Wells For Ghana' drilling provides water to inhabitants who previously had to walk five miles to find water, deemed unsafe. Over the years, Wood reports 1,000 wells have been built in Ghana and more than 100 in Tanzania. The wells serve more than 2-million native West Africans, who until now, never had fresh water. ----------------------------------------------------------- From all at Dover Downs, Have a Merry Christmas! Marb Bachrad  

Saturday (Dec. 14), the "Fourth Annual Horsemen's Christmas Drive" will be at the Dover Mall from 7 a.m. until closing for a fund raiser. People are urged to shop for those in need of items to enable local families and children to have a Merry Christmas. Last year, under the direction of trainer Jane Davis, 77 local families and more than 220 children were able to have a Christmas to remember. Already, $1,000.00 has been given to the Food Bank of Delaware. All donations are Tax Deductible. Make checks out to 'Horsemen's Welfare Trust Fund,' and present at the DSOA Paddock Office or DSOA Office, 830 Walker Square, Dover DE 19904 or contact Janet Davis at 302-632-7915. ------------------------------------------ Last Thursday (Dec. 5) Dover Downs horsemen contributed around $7,500, "In Support of Anthony Coletta." After a horrendous racing accident at Harrah's Philadelphia on Nov. 10, Colette has been in Hospital University of Pennsylvania where he is still in a coma but breathing on his own. Local horsemen are among the many throughout the country supporting Coletta, A "Stay Strong A. Coletta,"fund set up by his close friend, trainer Anthony DeFrancesco will aid Coletta and his family. To contribute, donations can be sent to: 'Stay Strong A. Coletta', c/o TD Bank, 2653 S. 5th St., Phila. PA 19148. Trainers Janet Davis and Crissy Bier are selling wrist bands and ribbons in the Dover Downs paddock to support the Co0letta fund. ------------------------------ The traditional Delaware Horsemen's Christmas Break begins on Friday, Dec. 20 and continues the holiday week through Dec. 28. Live racing will return on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Dover Downs will also be dark on Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve. There will be racing on Jan. 1, New Year's Day. ------------------------------------------ Corey Callahan has already come up with several 'big win' days with seven and six wins cards. On Wednesday (Dec. 11), Callahan won five races to bring his current meet-leading total to 70 wins. He now has 71 winning drives. Allan Davis is runner-up with 37. Ross Wolfenden ha 33 wins, Vic Kirby has 32 and George Dennis has 27 wins, completing the top five winning drivers standings. ------------------------------------ Wayne Givens holds the top spot in the trainer standings with 22 wins. Dylan Davis is now second with 18 wins. Eric Ell is third with 14, Joe Hundertpfund and Les Givens are tied for fourth with 14 winners.. ----------------------------------- Time is running out for nominations for 2013 'Groom of the Year' award, sponsored by Harness Tracks of America (HTA) and Hanover Shoe Farms. Caretakers at Dover Downs have been the last three Grooms of the Year; Tom Cugel in 2010, Greg Haverstick in 2011 and last year, Florzell 'Georgie Boy' Daniels. Dec. 31 is deadline to nominate a groom. Send a nomination to HTA, 12025 E. Dry Gulch Pl., Tucson AZ 85749; by fax to 520-529-3235; or by email to delight@harnesstracks.com. Information must contain name, address, telephone number and jacket size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) for the nominated groom, along with name and address of the nominator. --------------------------------------- Heather Vitale will again MC the annual DSOA Awards-Dinner. The big night for Delaware men and women horsemen will be held at Modern Maturity, on Route 8, in Dover on Friday, Jan. 10. Tickets are now available. Contact Sal DiMario, DSOA executive director. Already, Friday (Dec. 5) was a banner night for Delaware harness horsemen and families attending the 17th annual Delaware Standard bred Owners Association (DSOA) Christmas Party by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del--- Nova Artist, a three-time top feature winner already this meet, returns to the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap pace while in the $27,500 Delaware Special, Papa Ray, a two-time winner and Rage N Ryan, a 1:50.3 winner in the Open, top a strong Thursday, Dec. 12 card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the $30,000 purse-topper, Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist, second last week after three consecutive victories, takes on Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's super sharp Adventure Bound with Ron Pierce and Harry von Knoblauch's Texican N, driven by Ross Wolfenden, both winners last time and Howard Taylor, Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing's Escape The News, back from a close second in a Yonkers Open. KDFM Stable's Bullet Speed, teamed with Marcus Miller, leaves from the rail while Dynamic Youth, with Vic Kirby driving for K.R.Tucci, C&G Racing and J&T Silva complete the field. Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden) drops down from the Preferred to the $27,500 Del. Special to take on Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art (Ron Pierce), a 1:50.3 winner last Thursday, Toby Lynch's Sunshine Superman (Jason Lynch), third in the Preferred and Its All Good Stable's Simon's Artist (Vic Kirby). Mary Ann Larrimore's fast finishing Believe This Bob (Montrell Teague) has post 1 with newcomer Its That Time (Eddie Davis Jr.) owned by David King and E&K Stables, complete the fast field. Rage N Ryan (Corey Callahan), winner of this event last week, is the one to beat in the $17,500 3&4-Year-Old Open Handicap. Iaquinta and Dittmar's Jeremes General, Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing's Wahine (Jim Morand) and Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Lindwood Player (Trace Tetrick) are worth opponents. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Dover, Del--- Jersey Boy, a 7-1 shot from the rail scored a decisive 1:54.3 victory to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan added five more wins to his meet leading total now at 70. Trace Tetrick took Jersey Boy to the outside and moved up to challenge leader Can Do with Vic Kirby after the half mile. They raced side-by-side until just past the three-quarters when Jersey Boy raced into the lead and opened up. The Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games four-year-old gelding led the rest of the 1:54.3 mile to score his seventh win of the season for trainer Ed Gannon and owners, Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras. He now has won $68,745 this year. Baximum and Daryl Bier came belatedly from far back to edge Cash On Delivery and Vince Copeland for second-place honors. Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley streaked down the passing lane fir Montrell Teague to score a 10-1 upset in the $14,500 3&4-Year-Old trot sub feature. It was the fourth win of the campaign for the Brian Wessells' trainee, a four-year-old daughter of Amigo Hall-Crysta's Chip. Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) won the photo for second. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third. Earlier red-hot driver Corey Callahan moved Musclelaneous with authority into the lead on the backstretch and pulled away from his opposition for a 1:55.4 success in a $12,000 Conditioned trot. Nick Callahan conditions the five-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Spendthrift owned by Bonucelli Racing and the Callahans. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly for second in front of Justherighttouch (George Dennis) the show horsed. In addition to Corey Callahan's five bagger, Ross Wolfenden had three wins; trainers Dylan Davis and Nick Callahan haltered three winners each and driver Trace Tetrick won two races. Thursday action at Dover Downs features the $30,000 Preferred pace and $27,500 Delaware Special. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Reservations are suggested for dining in the Winner's Circle restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- Monochromatic, a 1:50.4 winner two starts back in her last Dover Downs visit, is back meeting five fast females in the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap on Monday, Dec.9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan will drive for trainer Dylan Davis and owners North State Street Stable for outside post 6 in the feature race. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Jeremes Sweetheart, reined by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce, second in last week's female feature and Brooke Givens and Steve Head's impressive filly Spend It All, handled by Jim Morand at the controls and KDM Stable's Miss Annie J and Ross Wolfenden, all return from last week's Monday feature. There are two newcomers to the Open this week. Peter Tritton's San Fran Lady N, a high class import from New Zealand with driver Ross Wolfenden leaving from the rail and Eighthunrdolarbill, a four-year-old driven by Tony Morgan. The Monday program is loaded with races for female pacers. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

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